10 March 2008

The Joy of a Letter

I've always been a letter writer, ever since I learned how to write. I still keep in touch with pen-pals that I've had for 30 years! Even in this computer age, I still love a handwritten letter, both writing one and receiving one. There's just nothing like opening the mailbox and finding a REAL letter from a dear friend. It's just the best!
Well, Clarice at Storybook Woods gave a link today for a beautiful card with a quote by either John Adams or Abigal Adams. It's free! Go check it out if you're interested. I can't wait till mine comes. Till then I'll be thinking of which friend that I want to share it with.


Chantico said...

My dear friend!
Lora, you ARE the best. I hope you know how much I treasure our friendship-even though my good intentions of writing never seem to materialize, you are so often in my heart. We've had so much fun! The one thing I regret-your kiddos look like so much fun; I wish I knew them.

Speaking of such beautiful things as letter writing-are you enjoying the renewed Victoria? I'm so glad they've revived it! It's not quite where Nancy Lindemeyer left it, but they're making a valiant effort.

I hope you have a marvelous week. I'm counting down the days till Spring Break, even though it will be a quiet one. Mom and Dad were going to come visit, but the plans have fallen through. Too bad-you know what it's like to miss family!


Reese & Heather said...

Lora, is your blog a private one? I hope I'm not intruding by stopping by. I couldn't access it from your profile (probably the way you wanted it, eh?!) so I had to find your name back on MPM, follow the link then click on the latest entry. I'm sorry if I'm not supposed to be here.

We recently moved from Germany to England and I was without internet for nearly a month. I got so desperate to communicate with Heather that I actually wrote a handwritten letter! I haven't done that for years. My hand cramped and my handwriting looked worse and worse as the pages increased, but I was thinking about how nice it was that there would be a record of my correspondence with her. That's valuable and something that threatens to be lost on our mostly electronic society.

And speaking of friends, Heather and I are having our blog redesigned and we want to make it a tribute to friends. I hope you'll stop by.

God bless, Reese

Heather & Reese said...

Lora - I love your blog! You did a great job with it. I had to laugh that the first post I read is on writing a letter. I am horrible at that. I was so blessed when I received the letter from Reese, that I am trying hard to write her back. I've started my letter twice now but my handwriting is so terrible that I always end up quiting. I've been a legal secretary for 15 years and have had to take dictation. Consequently, my handwriting has suffered. Something tells me that Reese would not be able to read a letter that looked like my dictation! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by our blog. I hope you come back often.

Kari said...

Thanks for the tip on the cards. Maybe I'll actually get this one in the mail to someone. =)